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Re: Technology-specific checks: XML, HTML, SMIL, CSS

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:16:09 -0400
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To: Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines Mailing List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
in a previous post, archived at (long URI warning)
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2000AprJun/0376.html>
i wrote,

quote
7. Since XML parsers are permitted to silently remove the contents of 
comments, the historical practice of hiding scripts and style sheets within 
comments to make the documents backward compatible is highly unlikely to 
work as expected in XML-based implementations.

For maximum backwards compatibility, use external style sheets,  especially 
if your style sheet uses any of the following characters
      < (less-than)
      & (ampersand)
      ]]> (double-right bracket greater-than)
      -- (double-dash)
unquote

obviously--if you think about it, which i equally as obviously did not--i 
meant _forwards_ and not _backwards_ compatibility...

at least i think i think that's what i think i think,
         gregory
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